Just a few weeks ago we wrote about the benefits to brain health from a good night’s sleep.
There is new research on that topic that has just come in. Researchers at the University of Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine in the U.K. observed approximately 1,600 people including their sleep habits. An interesting observation was that individuals sleeping less than six hours a night had waist measurements about 1.1 inches bigger than individuals sleeping over nine hours. Importantly, those individuals also had lower levels of good cholesterol. Those factors are risk indicators for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is bad for health in a wide variety of ways, including cardiovascular health, which in turn is bad for the brain. Click on study if you are interested in more details.